Monday, May 6, 2013

Random Tidbits {and a giveaway}

This rain that we've been having is getting old, real quick!
I don't know what happened to our warm weather and sunshine!
Please come back!!
I hear we may have some sun for a couple of days...
and then more rain!!
I think my dad might be planting corn in June...hmmm.

My husband fixed my car this week.
Wanna know how?
...Google and Youtube. 
I've had this "hum" since last fall.
I got my tires rotated because I thought that might have had an effect. Nope.
Then I got all new tires {not to see if that fixed it, well, sort of...but also because I needed them}. Nope.
Finally, a couple weeks ago, it was so I can't go 70 mph because it "hums" so bad.
As in...I have to drive 62 mph or 73 mph.  There's no in between because it's so bad.
My husband...the smart, resourceful, techy person that he is, googled my problem.
Sure enough, other people had the same problem.
So Monday evening, he went out there, jacked up my car, took my brake drum off, and finally took the wheel bearing off.
He wanted to make sure that's what it was before he spent money on the part.
It was.  The part stores didn't have the part we needed.
Good thing too, it was $30 more than just ordering online ourselves.
And that's what we did.
He changed it out in the rain, too.
If that ain't true love, I don't know what is. :)
I love him, and I'm so thankful for him!

I won this phone case from the amazing Lindsay over at Pen and Paint.
How amazing is that?!?   I never win!!
This is her artwork on a phone case!!
I think it's pretty incredible.
Oh, you want one too?
You can get yours here.
She also has amazing artwork in her shop, which you can find here.

Last week, I mentioned that I wanted to do some organizing.
Saturday morning, Tyler and I went out to do some shopping, and I was in luck.
I found what I wanted!
I'll be sure to show you the finished product soon!!

I also got some new shoes for my workouts!
So far, I like them.
{I've only worn them once.}

Oh, and more of that home improvement?
Welcome to my front door, Cute Rug. :)
Ignore the dirty concrete...there are workers doing some exterior updates to our apartments and it's not the cleanest.

I put some new things in my shop this weekend!  
The Summer Fun Jar is the newest addition!
You can find them here.
Oh and get 25% off with code SPRING.

**Oh, and I forgot to mention that I'm giving a Summer Fun Jar away!!**
This Summer Fun jar has 35 fun ideas for your kids to participate in throughout the summer!
See below for rules and how to enter!

Speaking of shops...
You have GOT to check out Joy's shop!
She has new things in her shop including Scripture Slates and Mini Wreaths!
She is also giving away something from her shop on her blog today!!
Check it out!! :)

Oh and did you hear?
My Mini Pink Bow Garland was featured in a publication!!
To see the publication in its entirety, click here.

Photo used with permission

Also, I'm not a morning person.
I don't like getting up any earlier than I have to.
So preparing lunches in an evening "to-do" for me.
Sunday evenings are spent de-stemming grapes, cutting cucumbers, and preparing yummy strawberries for the week.
Then I bag them and put them in the fridge so all I have to do is "grab and go."

What did you do this weekend??

Summer Fun Jar Giveaway

To enter:  just leave me a comment!
For extra entries (leave a comment for each one):
1.  Check out my shop and tell me what your favorite item is!
2.  Share this giveaway on your blog, facebook, instagram, twitter, etc.  

Giveaway open until 5/10.  
Winner will be picked (using on 5/11.
Contest opened to US residents only at this time.

Linking up with Carissa and Sew, Mama, Sew today!

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  1. I've got my eye on those cute Summer Fun jars! I'll be sharing this on one of my vacation posts later this week!

  2. I love the idea of a summer fun jar!
    mcintoshsusan at Hotmail dot com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! What a great summer idea!
    peachstateme at hotmail dot com

  4. I went to a quilt show with friends, this looks like a cute idea!

  5. Oh super cute jar and idea. I always struggle with fun new ideas for the daughter and nephews.

  6. I totally love this jar! I have 2 little boys and sometimes cannot keep them occupied! thanks for the giveaway! love your blog:) Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  7. I love the jar and my oldest would think it's wonderful!

  8. I love your blog and reason for blogging! I found you through the May blogging challenge and am happy about it! You have gained a follower!

  9. Over the weekend, I painted the trim and walls in our pantry. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  10. I checked out your shop and love the glitter signs and the coasters.

  11. I could use some summer fun myself!

  12. Love the summer jar. My 9 year old daughter would be all over that.

  13. when my kids are in school I will definitely have to be a lunch the night before mom! Last summer we sorta had a summer fun list but nothing as cute and organized as that jar! fun!

  14. the date jars are awesome but I think my favorite is the bobby pin sets.

  15. Cute summer fun jar. We tried a summer fun calender last year and had some success.


  16. what a great idea! thanks so much.

  17. That would be something new to try!

  18. I love the coasters ! I also would really like to win the summer fun jar.. it is always hard to think of new things to do in the summer! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Cute jar and what a good idea.

  20. I like the white mini date box that is a super cute idea.

  21. This is really cute! Thank you! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. Shared on Twitter!

  23. Cute jar, I'd love to win. Thanks for a chance!

  24. Love the Red bow garland in your shop!

  25. What a great idea. My grands would love this jar!


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